The mood was cheerful on the evening of March 21, 2012 as over 100 parents from East New York, Brownsville, and Cypress Hills gathered to speak their minds about school food issues impacting their children. The event, Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids: A Town Hall and Community Forum, was organized by the Brooklyn Food Coalition, NYC Department of Health, and United Community Centers and attended by several elected officials.
"The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system. It was created to promote the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a non-profit organization that is committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply and to raising awareness concerning food issues."
Submitted by Kristin Pederson on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 08:12
December 9, 2010
Since launching in 2007, Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit social enterprise bakery, has continuously added new breads, inspired by the diverse heritages of the bakers it works to train. It has also built toward a goal of preparing its trainees--low-income, immigrant women—to set out on careers as managers or entrepreneurs in food business. Now, with the support of the New York City Council and the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Hot Bread Kitchen will be entering a new phase. It will now occupy a large new space in La Marqueta, with room for its own baking operations, commercial kitchen rental, and a brand new kitchen incubator program, known as HBK Incubates.
Those taking part in HBK Incubates will have access to recipe development assistance, training in kitchen efficiency and business development, and the ability to partner with other incubator clients. The kitchen incubator, focusing on business ownership for low-income women and minorities, will also prioritize entrepreneurship in the Harlem community. The next deadline for entering the program is February 28th, 2011 for entry in April 2011. To find out more, visit their website: http://hotbreadkitchen.org/hbk-incubator.